To Siri With Love

To Siri With Love

A Mother, Her Autistic Son, and the Kindness of Machines

Book - 2017
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A full-length version of the viral "New York Times" op-ed column of the same name shares stories about the author's life with her autistic son, whose therapeutic use of Apple's electronic personal assistant became an unusual example of the power of technology.
Publisher: New York, NY :, Harper, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers,, [2017]
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9780062413628
Characteristics: xxiv, 228 pages ; 22 cm


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Apr 05, 2018

Quite possibly the worst parenting memoir ever written. A mother writes of the difficulties of raising her autistic son while mocking, belittling and denigrating every interest he has. Towards the end of the book, she talks of her desire to have him sterilized (!) When called out on her blatant ableism and endorsement of eugenics (yes, the same policy pushed by Nazi Germany) she plays the victim (even succeeding in getting negative reviews deleted from Amazon ) and denies any opportunity for open dialogue with the autistic community. Show your allyship by joining the boycott.

Feb 17, 2018

This book directly advocates eugenics and biological genocide of autistic people, both of which were policies directly endorsed by Adolf Hitler.


Jan 06, 2018

An excellent read for ASD parents, teachers, caregivers. Judith writes with love and humour. We still have much to learn on this topic, and Judith provides us with many tidbits of new info, references recent studies and research. Uplifting, honest, and hopeful.

jbuckmaster Jan 05, 2018

This is, quite possibly, the most disgusting book to be published within recent memory. It violates her son's privacy, encourages abuse of autistic children, and the author herself routinely insults autistic adults.

It saddens me that a library within Chinook Arch has ordered this trash and is propagating hatred toward persons like me.

Dec 21, 2017

Authentic voice of the author comes thru as uplifting, hopeful but serious vignettes of life with twin teenage boys one of whom is on the spectrum.


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Apr 05, 2018

Other: Ableism, endorsement of eugenics, dehumanization, etc.

Feb 17, 2018

Other: Directly supports eugenics and biological genocide, policies both endorsed by Hitler.

SCL_Justin Jan 26, 2018

Violence: This book promotes views of autistic people as being less than allistic people and thus worthy of forced sterilization.

Violence: This book promotes the forced sterilization of autistic people and negates the idea that autistic people have basic human rights. Before reading this book, please google some reviews written by actually autistic people to get a clearer picture about why it's detrimental to autistic people.


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Feb 23, 2018

benpattison thinks this title is suitable for 2 years and under


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